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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible storm. many people waking up in the dark this morning. sandy officially made landfall near atlantic city, n
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
, arlington, fairfax, falls church city, and loudoun county schools are closed. also manassas city, manassas park, stafford city and spotsylvania schools as well. in maryland, prince george's county, montgomery, and howard county schools are closed. >> as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. you can find a complete list of schools running at the bottom of your screen as well as online at nbcwashington.com. >> all of this because of the weather that rolled through yesterday. tom kierein keeping an eye on developments. what are we seeing now? >>> thankfully, the storm is winding down for us. we still have moderate showers coming tregion, and it is snowing now. garrett county, western maryland. frostburg has snow on the ground. parts of eastern and southern west virginia. all this area in white on storm team 4 radar. meanwhile farther east in the form of rain. getting a few moderate views in washington. these areas in yellow and orange and fairfax county. just to the west of 95 down to prince william county. farther west, a couple of pockets of moderate showers in loudou
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Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> you are looxiking live at t conditions in ocean city, maryland. high winds and heavy rain are already slamming the beaches. this is just the beginning of a very long day as hurricane sandy prepares to wreak havoc on our area all the way up to new od morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, october 29th. much of the region shutting down this morning as sandy moves closer. that includes the federal government. all nonessential employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and
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Oct 18, 2012 4:00am EDT
new york city headquarters of the federal reserve. prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country not realizing those were undercover agents. >> reporter: this is the face of suspected bomber quazi muhammad nafis. this was his target, the federal reserve bank. he parked a van packed with what he thought was a thousand pounds of explosives trying to kill hundreds of thousands of new yorkers during the morning rush. >> he had the intent of creating mayhem here. >> it was a sting operation and nafis was under investigation for months. the undercovers even provided some of the fake bomb parts. but they say it was nafis who picked his target, helped build the bomb, and they only got on to him after he approached an informant about wanting to carry out a major attack. targeting america's economy is the most efficient way to draw the path of obliteration of america. his initial plot was supposed to be a suicide mission to bomb the new york stock exchange but tight security there had him change his target to the new york fed. las
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
new york city has ever seen. it destroyed dozens of buildings and homes from lower manhattan to queens. more than a million people are without power. parts of the subway system are still underwater. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook and north lead. a tree into a home here. this is what it looks like when you drive by. wait until
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
warnings from delaware and ocean city and rehoboth. take a look at some of the rainfall amounts we've gotten already. upwards two and three inches of rain. annapolis, over three. baltimore, over three inches of rain. close to four in pax river. those inland locations, same story. picking up the high rainfall totals. this system, again, so large, affecting a lot of people. not just at the coast, but well inland. we're going to see this through the overnight period. as we get into the western locations of west virginia, where snowshoe already had six inches of snow. they're expecting about two to three feet of snowfall by the time they get to wednesday late. so flood warnings remain up through tomorrow. with five to ten inches of rain in the forecast. through loudoun county and sharpsburg, and little falls will have high water rising several feet above average, as we move through the rest of today and tomorrow. again, all with sandy making its way ashore in the next couple of minutes, we think, around cape may, southern area of new jersey, north of rehoboth. and that weather front off t
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Oct 25, 2012 2:05am EDT
, i was introducing diet coke. i was working for coca-cola back then and i was in kansas city. i remember, i walked out and i -- the stage is -- has just been attached to something. i go flying, legs spread apart. >> splayed. >> splayed is a good one. the stunned audience, gosh this can't be part of the show. i was thinking i'm going to get up and start singing. i'll get them. >> what did you do? >> my conductor was drunk in his hotel room and the band is sitting there, i don't know where the director, your conductor is. i said, you know what, we are gonna try this again in about an hour everybody, let's get that guy. i know, so we have all fallen. even if you fall and are bleeding it is to get up and start laughing hysterically. if you have walked down the street and fallen. that happened to me, my knees were scraped up. like, that's hysterical. i'm dripping with blood, i need bandages and the heimlich, whatever. not the heimlich. you know what i mean. good news for justin and jessica. >> i guess we are going to get a look at the very first pictures from brand new "people" magaz
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
good toward fairfax city. 62 degrees at 7:00. 55 by 11:00. waking up tomorrow morning at 48 degrees. a little on the breezy side tomorrow. winds could be gusting upwards of 15 to 25 miles an hour. then we'll see that chance for storms. i'll tell you who has the best chance of seeing severe weather coming up in my forecast. >>> for years there were rumors about lance armstrong and his use of performance-enhancing drugs. but today the accusations became quite costly. >> how the allegations pushed armstrong out of the top spot of his live strong foundation, even cost him a major sponsor. the long and controversial ride for lance armstrong has taken a dramatic turn. the champion cyclist and cancer survivor stepping aside as the chairman of the foundation and wildly popular livestrong brand to support cancer services. a statement from armstrong on the organization's website reads in part, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of the controversy surrounding my cycling career, i will conclude my chairmanship. nike announced today it will take his name off of its workout fac
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
, and the city that's cracking down on snacks. i don't like the sound of that. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, a heated exchange between nicki minaj and mariah carey stirs up some drama on the set of "american idol." you're watching "early today". >>> now here are some of your top headlines this morning. the department of homeland security is under fire for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on an anti-terror program tracking u.s. citizens. a bipartisan senate report claims dozens of so-called fusion intelligence centers have come up with mostly useless information. secretary janet napolitano's office calls the report misleading. >>> vice president joe biden's airplane, air force 2, had a pair of problems. in charlotte the flight had to do a go around due to a thunderstorm cell. later it was diverted from andrews air force base to dulles due to a low cloud ceiling. >>> pope benedict's former butler declared his innocence yesterday against charges he stole personal documents from the pontiff however he admitted photocopying the pope's priva
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
on friday. the winds are at 45 miles per hour in rehoboth. they're at 40 in ocean city. the rain is starting to come down. the water has picked up significantly out in the ocean. we're three to four feet above normal. again, this is just a taste of what we will be experiencing here along the coast. we spoke with many residents here in rehoboth that said they are not taking the chance. a lot of people told us the only thing they have to compare it to is the ash wednesday storm of '62 for those here along the coastal region, a they will not take those same chances as that storm of '62 because meteorologists have said this is going to be significantly larger. some of the new models showing this is now a system that's about 900 miles across. it is something that is really going to be epic. governor jack marckel saying that people should not take any chances. seven shelters are set up in the ate of delaware, three in rehoboth, and two of them are taking pets. >> if you're going to a shelter, you need to realize you're getting space on the floor. you need a sleeping bag, pillow, books. th
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
around the city with d.c. mayor vincent gray to assess the damage. news4's tom sherwood rode along in a caravan with the mayor. he joins us from the waterfront with an exclusive look at sandy's wake. >> reporter: the city's recovery has begun but everyone is keeping a watchful eye on the toll tome river. it is expected to rise at least through tomorrow night and everyone is worried about the debris in the water also. around the city, the nation's captain is getting back to normal. a d.c. national guard convoy prepared for the worst, took mayor vin serve gray and officials on the tour of city neighborhoods. the heavy duty vehicles weren't really needed. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: the mayor mostly reassured residents that help was underway after the glancing blow of the storm that devastated other areas like new york. the tour was part of a conference call with president obama and other mayors and governors. >> first the president once again underscored his commitment to doing everything possible to help in every state and city that has been affected by sandy. he indicated that
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst of snowfall in west virginia. >>> right now utility crews are starting to restore power to more than 100,000 area residents in the dark right now. pepco tweeted this morning that its c
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
there, but we will see hit and miss areas of showers and storms all the way from many of the big cities in the east. right now we're not really seeing too many problems on the storm tracker radar. yesterday we didn't see all that many nasty storms. what's going to happen is the weather pattern is going to change. we have a big area of low pressure that's going to be moving down from the north and swing a cold front through the northern plains. today will be in the 80s. enjoy today. temperatures will take a big dip. it will track across the border of the u.s. and canada. behind it the coolest air of the season. ma areas if you haven't had a frost or freeze yet, you will, including colorado. there's a potential that some areas could see snow in the northern rockies, maybe some spots of colorado as we go throughout friday into saturday. today you're in the 80s in areas of montana. tomorrow will be the 40s. enjoy it in minneapolis. the warmest day you'll have. middle of the country looks gorgeous. numerous showers on the eastern seaboard. you do need the umbrella in many of the areas if you
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Oct 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
is also a city council man and assistant principal. state police are now investigating. >>> now to texas where some high school cheerleaders fought the law and won. a judge ruled in favor of the students who were barred from putting bible versus on banners at high school games. religious themed banners will likely stay in place throughout the school year since the trial will not be held until june 22nd. >>> the lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is rising to record heights. it's been rising for past few months. it's within 150 feet from the volcano's summit. if it continues it will eventually spill out of the volcano. >>> finally, a tidal wave of dust shut down several roadways in oklahoma. it triggered multi-car accidents and blackouts. officials say the storm system was fueled by 50 mile per hour winds and dry wheat fields. >>> now for a look at national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins who has a little bit more information on this. this has an affect as far as the northeast. >> it's making its way up through new england. what a windy day
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Oct 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
deeply personal claim. >>> and the most affordable cities to live in the united states. cities to live in the united states. is yours one of them? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two to one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc national poll called it closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to thei
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the rain, too the rain is slacking off around atlantic city, toward philadelphia, atlantic city coming in with winds of 70 to 75 miles per hour. this is the eye wall, right in through portions of cape may county, new jersey. this is cape may county. this is where wildwood is, rehoboth beach right here starting to see some of the outer bands making their way through, too. we'll start to see some of these bands, this one right in here, a strong band coming across the chesapeake bay. the winds are picking up very quickly. they will stay up all night long. we're seeing numerous trees down across the region. we're looking at a lot of power outages out there. you can just see the rain continuing from the east. so right now, along 270, rockville and gaithersburg and sterling, the heavier rain right now. fredericksburg, leonardtown, also seeing that heavy rain. everywhere along the chesapeake seeing that rain. to the west, it's not rain, winchester seeing the rain, but it is snow. back towards petersburg, west virginia, around luray, around the shenandoah valley, we are seeing snow, esp
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Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
along the northeast for the big cities in the next couple of days. so i hope that people are watching this and heeding those warnings because the winds, as sandy comes ashore, are going to be much stronger along the east coast than what i am feeling right now. back to you, jenna. >> julie, stay safe. julie martin, thank you very much. >>> now let's head about 400 miles off the east coast to asbury park, new jersey. al roker is there tracking sandy's every move. al, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning to you, jenna. and of course asbury park the home of rock 'n' roll and bruce springsteen but this is different rock 'n' roll happening here as sandy makes its way onshore to the south of here. right now this is the latest on sandy. 260 miles south/southeast of cape hatteras, north carolina. it's 395 miles east of new york city. 75-mile-per-hour winds, northeast moving at 13 miles per hour. tropical force winds extend out 520 miles from the center of the storm, and that's going to be the big problem. as this system comes onshore it is certainly going to leave its mark. officials
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Oct 24, 2012 2:05am EDT
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
or exactly what her condition is at this time. >> new york city police are trying to figure out why a d.c. sniper was mentioned in a note left at the scene of a pregnant woman's murder. they found the note under her body. someone stabbed the mother of four to death a day before she was supposed to get married. a note that more pregnant women will be killed if he's not released from prison. they doubt he had anything to do with the murder. they may have used him to distract or confuse police. >>> what companies are doing to compete with apple. >>> gloves, hand sanitizer or >>> g[ male announcer ]zer or if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. four more years of
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. and try bounty napkins. here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york partly sunny, 72 degrees. 90 in miami. 69 in chicago. 84 in dallas. hot in los angeles, 101. let's check your national forecast. stormy day in the south. northern mid-atlantic and southern new england. showers and thunderstorms are possible from the great lakes to the southern plains. in sports this morning another classic show down between the giants and eagles turns into a thriller in philadelphia. fourth quarter giants eli manning's pass incomplete. on the drive there's three interference calls. eagles hold on to beat the giants 19-17. freak accident during a pre-game warm up. both are out of the game against the bucs. robert griffith pushed the skins up by ten. the bucs will come back, a minute-and-a-half in the game. the third field goal is nailed. puts tampa bay up by one. griffin scrambles 15 yards down the 26 yard line. skins come back against the bucs 24-22. in baseball just three games left in the season and detroit is one game closer to making the playoffs. all the offense
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Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
manassas park city schools are closed. there are two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah counties. buses are using emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia pendleton county schools are closed. berkeley, hampshire and jefferson counties are on delay. and there are schools in d.c. that are still without power. most schools plan to announce between 5:00 and 6:00 this morning whether they'll be able to open. >> 4:31. chilly start to your day, but no more rain falling, at least for now. let's check in with tom kierein to see if we're going to get wet weather. >> more importantly, can kids go trick or treating? >> i'm glad you asked. >>> right now we have just a few sprinkles to our north and west. storm team 4 radar showing that. those areas in green just a few sprinkles. still getting a few snow showers in central west virginia. the big snow event has pretty much ended in western maryland and down toward canaan valley. a few sprinkles in western fairfax, loudo
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Oct 31, 2012 2:05am EDT
wondering where the manliest city in the united states is -- >> it isn't here. sorry, guys, it ain't new york. >> they did the study and the way they narrowed it down, found the places with the most gyms, steakhouses, home depots and the ones with the least number of manicure and pedicure places and hair salons. here are the top five manliest cities in the united states of america. >> number five is birmingham, alabama. >> number four is nashville, tennessee. >> i love myself some nashville. >> number three. >> memphis, which is a lot like nashville. >> number two is columbia, south carolina. >> are you noticing a southern trend? >> yes. and number one, the manliest city in the country is, oklahoma city, oklahoma. >> wow. >> okay. there you have it. anything? >> my wife is from there. >> thank y for that. >> is she rather manly? >> no! no, i did not! i said my wife is from there. i was about to say, she knows manly men, that's why she chose me. >> why did she leave the manliest city in america to come to new jersey and marry you? >> because she wants the manliest man but in the most
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Oct 24, 2012 11:00am EDT
host romney on sunday. it's the first stop of a three-city tour for the republican. he will visit virginia at battlefield high school. he will wrap up the day at the farm bureau amphitheater in virginia beach. romney's running mate, paul ryan will stop in bristol and charlottesville. joe biden goes to virginia beach and lynchburg saturday. >> there are major problems with absentee ballots in maryland. they heard from a voter who say he was missing a page of referendum questions. some were the most talked about questions like six on gay marriage and seven on gambling. there are a small number of ballots missing pages. if you have not voted, you can call your local election board for a new ballot. head to www.nbcwashington.com and search ballot for more information. >>> some of those campaign signs you see along roadways on your way to work may be gone, soon. road crews are removing hundreds of those signs in maryland. the state highway administration says many signs were put there illegally. this has nothing to do with politics. the highway administration says it will remove illega
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Oct 10, 2012 2:05am EDT
october 9th in new york city. we're in a bad pattern right now, but that's all right. >> that's life. >> a day is what you make it, hoda woman. how many times have i told you? >> yesterday was a pretty good day for one particular website. >> this was funny. >> remember kath's outfit yesterday? >> velvet. >> form-fitting top. >> i'm sorry. now we really did it up. oh, if i'd known i looked like that --. >> you looked good. thing. all right, i see it. >> all right, it was a pair of pants. >> leggings. like you just step into. velvet leggings with a camisole top. >> it's by a web site called lysse. >> apparently, the website crashed. >> i'm not. if the website crashed because so many people. >> i was trying to send them to another website so it wouldn't crash again. lysse.com. >> i believe, i believe, i believe. >> you're right. >> do you know what -- this morning i wore a different pair that had leather knees. >> i like those. >> matt noticed. >> yes, he did. i saw him noticing. >> some sad news, hoda. everyone is upset about this. danny devito and rhea perlman >> three kids between th
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
forecast. feels great out there now. >>> there's a live view from our hd 4 city camera. there's the washington monument under a cloudy sky. we've got clouds in ahead of a front coming through. by 7:00 a.m. in la plata. maybe a few sprinkles in charles county. a greater chance for passing showers. hour by hour through the afternoon, passing showers, and we'll be back down to the low 0 60s by sunset. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. a look at traffic with danella. >>> if you're traveling i-270 southbound at the spur, had a disabled vehicle in the right shoulder lane. it's now gone. those travel lanes are all open. also open, the dulles toll road, nice and clear from reston to the beltway, no issues to report. six minutes from hunter mill road to get to the beltway. aaron and eun? >> thanks, danella. >>> 5:13 now. people on capitol hill remembering the life of a longtime senator from pennsylvania. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than card
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00am EDT
how it looks can affect your mood. if you look at this sky, this live view from nbc 4 city camera, this is a happy sky. >> yeah. >> when you see puffy white clouds, it makes you happy, right? it makes me happy. it's 60 degrees. a little bit of a blustery wind. rather chilly. this might have made you a little scared. this is what it looked like yesterday afternoon. this dramatic shelf cloud passing over the region. this is when it passed over sterling virginia, mid afternoon. what a dramatic picture. you can post your pictures to www.nbcwashington.com. like a facebook follower, yesterday i showed you, if you were watching, the storm that hit austria. this is the aftermath. this is what it looks like this morning. they got ten inches of snow there overnight. first big snow of the season. this is from the austrian region of the alps. gorgeous, gorgeous. we have a northwesterly wind bringing in chilly weather. it's been in the 30s in the ohio valley. the wind is tapping the chilly weather and bringing it our way. areas in the green are in the 50s. in the blue, it's in the 40s. much of
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
city also has new plows for the trucks. these are a mixture of rubber and ceramic. they're supposed to be quieter on the city streets. they're also supposed to push more snow out of the way. the new snow trucks have also gone high-tech, able to tell which sections of the city have been treated. whatever helps to keep things moving when the cold sets in. >> hopefully they're more prepared than they usually are. like here, when we have a couple of inches of snow, the schools are closed. yeah, i mean, that makes it a little bit better. >> reporter: now, jim and doreen, the city's also debating whether or not to buy salt that heats up when it hits the ground. reporting live in northwest, adam tuss, news4. >>> no threats of any snow out there today. it was really very please act. doug kammerer here to tell us how long this might last. >> we were on the warm side of the frontal boundary. the front coming through right now. a few showers, even a few thunderstorms. right now you can see where they are, making their way through the annapolis area. now that line continues right through fairfa
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Oct 18, 2012 10:00pm EDT
georgia, during a visit to new york city when he was just 13, he saw columbia's campus and that was it. >> i had only one goal. i woke up in the morning, it was columbia. i went to sleep at nigh, it was columbia. i stopped playing sports. >> reporter: you stopped? >> yeah. i knew it was going to take 300% of my effort to get to that school. >> reporter: he got in. what's more, he won a coveted gates millennium scholarship. his mom gloria was so proud. >> he was the light in our family, in our community. he was our hero. >> reporter: you've gone into columbia, your dream school. and you have a full ride basically. that's huge. >> yes. >> reporter: but once the school year began, euphoria turned to anxiety. stefan found himself unprepared for the heavy workload. for the first time, he wasn't getting straight as. >> i thought, this is shocking, i've never gotten a "b" in my life. >> reporter: then sophomore year, his beloved grandmother died and stefan says he hit a wall. one night in the library, she was struggling while studying with a friend. >> i told him. i can't concentrate, i can't
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. - ta da. what do you see? - your new city council office. - yes. and it is across the courtyard from your office, so we can wave at each other. but it is also pawnee's newest and most exclusive cigar club, tom's smokehouse. - whoa! "smoke dog." - and the tommy haverford member's chair. - now you're talking. man, jamm's gotta be pretty mad at us. - i ain't scared of him. he's a punk. to making things happen. - i'll puff to that. i do not like this. his first television interview since his company stock suffered a terrible fall. the founder of facebook, mark >> democrats like to drink rum and tequila. >> republicans like sam adams beer. >> have you noticed how much is gluten free. tonight the food hype sweeping the nation and why watching football on tv may never be the same. that and more as "rock center" gets underway. >> good evening and welcome to "rock center" tonight. about last night they now estimate 67 million of us watched a very energized mitt romney cruise to a consensus victory over president obama in their first of three debates. this now throws something of a change
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
are more concerned that the city is not prepared for the play-off crowds. d.c. transportation officials and the police say they will spread out extra staff as far as a mile from the ballpark in order to keep traffic moving. >> we're going to do the bes we can to manage the crowds. not just cars, but pedestrians. everyone tends to all go at one time. >> there are still things to be worked out but we're hopeful over the next few weeks won't be a nightmare for residents. >> the first play-off game is next wednesday. >>> enjoy this mild weather while you can. we've got changes moving in just in time for the weekend. veronica johnson has a look at the conditions out there right now. hey, v.j. >> hey there, doreen and jim. yeah, we're going to move through several seasons over the next couple of days, believe it or not. so, yeah, a lot of folks enjoying today. absolutely gorgeous conditions now that we've got the front out of here. the fog from this morning, too, again, and that cloud cover. temperatures still hanging out in the 70s, from 75 in gaithersburg, to 79 in manassas. 80 do
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Oct 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
this morning, we begin with a horrific story. a nanny at a luxury new york city apartment building stabbed two small children to death in a bathtub and then stabbed herself. the nanny is hospitalized in critical condition and the children's mother arrived home to find the devastating scene before police were called. >>> a federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a ruling that would allow texas to withhold women's health care funding from planned parenthood clinics because the organization also performs abortions. texas governor rick perry said the state would immediately halt funding. >>> british police say 300 potential victims have come forward saying they were sexually abused by the late bbc children's tv host jimmy savel. shelving an investigation into him last year. >>> on the campaign trail president obama is back at the white house today. vice president joe biden campaigns in wisconsin and the first lady attends a prived fund-raiser in california. governor romney is campaigning in iowa and congressman ryan is in alabama before they both head back to ohio for a rally a
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00am EDT
kansas city, and you notice the warm air surging across the country. not too much cold air in sight this morning. in denver, will probably need the jacket. the october warmth continues, it dominates almost the entire nation. a little cool and breezy in northern new england. there's a storm on the west coast. but besides that, it's going to be a warm day today. there's a little bit of rain out there in the middle of the nation heading up towards illinois and michigan. but for the most part, it's a dry day. the big change comes at the end of the week. a strong cold front and the chill will return to the middle of the country. it will arrive on the east coast by sunday. so this is what's going to happen this week. we're warm until this front comes down from the northern plains later on this week. as i mentioned, there's a little bit of rain in the next 48 hours up near chicago, michigan, kansas city, st. louis. it's going to be hit and miss showers and storms throughout the next two days. today's storms, a little piece of wet weather. but even minneapolis, chicago, and right up the seaboard
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
. city workers had a hard time wrangling a flock of swans. each year the birds are rounded up for medical exams and they're checked out and vaccinated before being returned into the lake. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. giving the sad face. >> i think the swans are more at risk from those guys than they are from the elements. >> apparently swans can be a little vicious. >> yes. >> they can attack. a few people on our staff have said they have been attacked. i've never heard of this before. >> an unusual way of helping the swans, that's all i'm saying. good morning, everyone. not much rain out there. the state of michigan is the exception. we had a cold front slicing through chicago last night and this is where some of the light rain has fallen. the weather map, there's not a lot of action on it. the big storm is north of the great lakes. we'll swing the cold front on through. the eastern seaboard is a little better. there's a little bit of drizzle around new york city and new jersey. the bulk of the rain be is aro
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
manassas and fairfax city. the radar is dry. we do have showers we're watching down to the south and west of our area. around charleston, west virginia, around roanoke. all that advancing to the northeast. we are talking about some rain today. i don't think it's going to be a heavy rain. it will be wet. the fact we'll go from cold to chilly conditions. 8:00 a.m., partly cloudy. cold. take out 35 to 40 degrees. lunchtime today, 48 to 53. here comes the rain around noontime. goes through the afternoon and evening hours. let's get a look at first 4 traffic. >>> on the interstates, no reports of any serious accidents on 495. we are dealing with some construction on the inner loop at 7. that project is shutting down the exit ramp and travel lanes getting by to the left. luckily, no serious backups. let's take a live look at the beltway just north of robinson terminal. good look at the outer loop and the inner loop. on the inner loop, 14 minutes to the dulles toll road. back to you. >>> today both presidential candidate,on the campaign trail. romney will deliver a major foreign policy spee
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, officials navigated the 170,000-pound shuttle through the city, carefully avoiding trees, street lights, and even coming within inches of some buildings. why'd you want to come see it? >> because it looks really big. and cool. >> oh my god. huge. really huge. it's amazing to see that this was in space and now it's here in our city. >> reporter: last night engineers were faced with one of their most difficult maneuvers yet, getting "endeavour" across the 405 freeway. this morning, the shuttle made its first stop at the historic forum in englewood for a special ceremony. >> "endeavour" is a true national treasure and i'm extremely pleased to welcome it to the new home here in southern california. >> reporter: later in the day, after a delay due to maintenance on the transporter and maneuvering challenges, fans were treated to a special musical performance arranged by famed choreographer debbie allen. "endeavorer's" new home the california science center where officials hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. stephanie stanton, nbc news, los angeles. >>> here at home,
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Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
overnight, which is great. now we hear a warmup is on the way. >>> a live look from the hd 4 city camera under a clear sky around the region after that gorgeous weekend. now it has turned chilly. many locations in the 30s, including most of maryland, most of virginia and west virginia. in fact, near freezing parts of the shenandoah valley and into the mountains this morning. nearby suburbs, montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county upper 30s. and waldorf mid-40s. by noontime in waldorf, ought to be mid-60s with lots of sunshine. here's the hour by hour forecast for the entire region. sunrise 7:25. by noon there time mid-60s all the region. ought to hit the low 70s by midafternoon. by 6:00 p.m., still clear. back down into the 60s. a look at the rest of the week and a peek at the weekend is coming up at 4:51. a look at our traffic with kenneth burns. >> good morning, tom. >>> we are going to begin at the inner loop of the capital beltway. road work going through tysons corner and blocking center and right lanes. construction cleared northbound on 95 in virginia, leavin
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Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
short of passing. new york city passed a law last month that banned the sale of super size soft drinks. several businesses are fighting to repeal that law. >>> a mini announcement by apple. it's widely believed the company will unveil the ipad mini today. the smaller version of the ipad is expected to have an eight-inch screen and use the new dot connector unveiled on the iphone 5. the price is still unknown, but estimates range from $250 to more than $300. there are reports it could be called the ipad air. the announcement is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. not to be outdone, microsoft is unveiling its new tablet called surface this week. >> and the other companies will come out with something else. >> it's a fight to get one before christmas. >>> ahead on "news 4 today," no time for the hospital. the unexpected delivery on the side of the beltway. >>> plus why it may now pay to own a home in the d.c. area. >>> this morning people in northern california are cleaning up from some wild weather. here's a look at one of several funnel clouds spotted near sacramento. the national weathe
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
east coast. businesses boarding up as the forecast grows dire. on ocean city, maryland's boardwalk, jimmy mill hear done this before. >> you have to get ready. you have to be ready for anything. you know? you're here. your store, 100 feet away from the ocean. >> reporter: hardware stores are running low on the go-to items. >> through two truckloads of generators. just got a truckload of batteries which are selling. >> reporter: so bad, in fact, we found this man roadside making his own sandbags. >> 12 hours had of rain. i had eight inches of water in my garage. >> reporter: families stockpiling food and water. >> most people, we're not taking any chances. >> reporter: yet earlier today, a halloween parade through rehoboth beach would make you ask, what hurricane? "today's" show al roker says it's surreal. >> talking about more than the distance between new york and washington, d.c. so i think people ignore this at their own peril. >> reporter: sandy is expected to do more damage than irene's $15 billion price tag. in rehoboth beach, erika gonzalez, news 4. >>> and working, getting
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
on interstate 70 from kansas city to st. louis, there's a lot of strong showers and storms and this is blowing down with the central parts of illinois. chicago you look like that's going to stay to your south. the big weather story, the cooler air has swept into the middle of the country. out ahead of it, if you like summertime warmth enjoy it from the eastern seaboard. up i-95 through all the big cities it will be one of the warmest days you'll see until next mid to late spring. temperatures in the 80s. we're starting off in the 60s from boston all the way down to atlanta. with a good deal of sunshine. humidity down a little bit. very enjoyable friday. back with the cool air, cold in denver this morning. we're at 31 degrees. we are below freezing. temperatures in the middle of the country, this is where it definitely feels like the middle of thefall. high of 47 in minneapolis. smiles if you like the warmth in the eastern seaboard. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. well, raleigh, north carolina, is one of those spots where
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Oct 17, 2012 2:05am EDT
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
runs away. >> i normally feel safe around here. i'm not in the city or anything, so that's a little bit terrifying. >> something's got to be done. i mean, it's definitely uncalled for. it's not okay. >> american university sent an e-mail to students to alert them about the attacks. the university is asking students to walk in groups and only in well-lit areas. >>> today marks the tenth anniversary of the beltway sniper killing spree. the first happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. ten were killed and three wounded in a three-week stretch that terrified the d.c. area. police arrested muhammad and malvo. muhammad was executed and malvo is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. >>> northwest washington is remembering a prominent local professor killed in a freak accident. rhett was killed when a car jumped the curb while he was walking his dog. the driver had a medical emergency. he was a history professor and a fixture in the penn quarter neighborhood. >> the mayor of penn quarter is what i would call him. he would be out on his rounds checking on things
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
new york city and buses in san francisco. we reached out to a metro spokesperson. he declined to comment at this time saying the posters were already causing enough controversy. news4. >>> the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak continues to rise. the centers for disease control said there are 105 reported cases in nine states, eight deaths have been blamed on the outbreak, two happened in maryland and virginia. health officials have tied the fungal meningitis outbreak to steroid shots for back pain. those shots were made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. >> cautiously optimistic that many of the efforts to reach patients and clinicians with information about this outbreak are succeeding. >> the pharmacy has recalled all of its products as a precaution. the government last week urged doctors not to use any of those products on patients. >>> tomorrow is sentencing day for former penn state football coach jerry sandusky and no one will speak on his behalf, that's according to sandusky's attorneys. he has several letters written on his behalf that will
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
terror attack on the federal reserve building in new york city. a 21-year-old man now in custody in new york after trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb by remote control. >>> rough and tumble, president obama and governor romney took their fireworks from the debate to the campaign trail. they share the stage at a charity event tonight. >>> and thin ice. that's what this guy thought he was about to encounter as he prepares to take a chilly dip. unfortunately for him, it was frozen solid. he's okay, but his ego is badly bruised today, thursday, october 18th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the suspect in that terror plot came to this country a little earlier this year on a student visa. but authorities say his real motivation was to carry out a deadly attack on americans. >> he was arrested wednesday after he allegedly tried to set off what he thought, according to investigators was a bomb at the federal reserve in lower manhattan. but th
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Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
salt lake city tribune. >> everybody take a seat, otherwise, clint eastwood will yell at them. last night in new york city, it was all smiles and friendly barbs >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he will laugh at anything. >> after my foreign trip in 2008, i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our allies overseas. and i have to say i'm impressed with how governor romney has avoided that problem. >> nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> each praised the other. >> i admire him as a family man and a loving father, and those are two titles that will always matter more than political ones. >> don't tell anybody i said so but our president has many gifts and a beautiful family that would make many proud. >> and campaigning in pennsylvania, the first time any member of the gop ticket has been in that state. the first time in weeks, we'll have the new york wall street national poll debuting on "meet the press." >> all right, chuck todd here, just a few weeks left, thank you. >>> and now to a
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
at how cities are preparing coming up at 11:15. >>> in prince george's county, nine cars have been set on fire over a 24-hour period. fire officials believe they're linked and now they're warning the public about a serial arsonist. more on the costly crime spree. >> reporter: strange popping sounds and an eerie orange glow wakened vincent white around 9:00 a.m. >> the window was engulfed in flames. >> reporter: that's one of the air bags in the tree. it exploded in the fire. his car wasn't the fist in the span of 20 hours, several cars were burned or fwroeken into in prince george's county. >> they attempted but once my alarm went off, they scattered. >> reporter: his suv was just minimaled from being torched. >> reporter: frank had been alerted to something amiss in his driveway. >> my wife just woke me up, she told me, your car alarm is going off. and she said, oh, look, it looks like there's fire, there's fire. >> within a 22-hour period, nine auto fires were set ablaze in the settering, largo, buoy, upper marlborough areas. >> reporter: it's not clear if someone is trying to co
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reports now, mayor gray is promising the city will handle the traffic and the crowds if you're heading out to the games. >> reporter: heavy traffic at the ballpark. as thousands of fans were heading to see the championship nats play the last regular season game against the phillies before the nats' postseason begins next week. poli were deployed as usual, but the crowd control was just a warm-up for the crowds expected for the play-offs in and around the stadium. >> we will have an appropriate number who will be visible, present at the stadium to make sure that it is secure, that the fans enjoy themselves, that we have a good event. >> reporter: public safety officials said several hundred officers would be on standby. but disputed some media reports that hundreds of officers will be diverted from neighborhoods. >> what we have done is to make arrangements to cover any eventuality during the play-offs. there will be no disruption to normal police activities in the neighborhood. >> reporter: mayor vincent gray acknowledged the police duties, even the president may attend the game. but s
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
they've paid their dues and this is all part of the experience. >> i think it is a function of any city, you know, where there is an important game. you'll have a sellout crowd. you'll obviously have a lot of issues with a lot of people. >> reporter: and coming up at 6:00, we'll let you know why the best way to get here tomorrow may be on two wheels. live at the navy yard metro station. news4. >> we want to welcome adam. a familiar name to us. >> we've been will nlistening t. all of my friends told me, congratulated us for stealing you from them. so welcome. it is really good. >> reporter: nice to be here. >> it is good to see and you really good to have you on board. and good luck getting home tonight in the commute. >> he know how to do that. >> reporter: to everybody out there. good luck to everybody. >> thanks. >>> with game three and game four during the day, you can imagine people are already thinking about their excuse to get from, to get out of work the next couple days. coming up at 5:30, pat collins will be joining us live to tell us how people are planning to get out of work
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
sweating. >> reporter: let me diagnose you, nats fever. feel what the nats are doing for our city right now, they are energizing, invigorating. playing hard, making us proud. >> it's been amazing. the energy here in d.c. is electric. people with nats hats on everywhere. it's great to be part of something as exciting as this. >>reporter: these die hards spent the night camped out in chairs staying warm in their cars or bundled up in fear of losing their sacred spot in line. >> you get the fleece and tie the ends. it keeps me warm when i'm waiting. >> reporter: they are counting down the minutes waiting for the box office to open for a shot at any available seat. todd andersson isn't decked out in nats gear. he's on his way to work. >> i'm looking forward to another great night. >> reporter: a great night like last night. we held our braet waiting, hoping, hoping, hoping it ended up being the swing that saved the nationals season. >> the stars aligned for us. everything came in order. it was the ninth inning. the tenth month, the 11thday. year 12 and the 13th pitch. something had to
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm EDT
was held tonight in front of city hall. family members and former coworkers spoke about stevens influence and accomplishmentsment stevens was killed in an attack in benghazi back on september 11th. he was 52 years old. >> a family feud led to murder in fairfax. ruth hamilton went to her mother's home to talk about a family member. police say allen's brother, charles hamilton, shot her right in front of their 91-year-old mother. dr. allen was an assistant professor at an american university and an adjunct professor at yale university. >> accusations of bullying, intimidation and intolerance from a gallaudet university employee suspended for signing a petition regarding same-sex marriage chl. kb gallaudet's chief operating officer gave her statement. she signed the petition to bring the vote in november. through an interpreter, mckcaskl says her life has become a nightmare. >> no one has the right to decide what my signature meant. >> allen horwitz, the gallaudet president, expects to return to her job. >> coming up, a new push to lower fines from d.c. drivers. >> retailers gettin
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
close as right off of ocean city. this would be by monday afternoon. or as far east as 200 miles out. if that happens, we'll get nothing from it. so stay tuned, we'll keep you posted. that's the important thing. stay informed. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. now a look at your first 4 traffic this morning with danella. >> checking early morning accidents. here we go. if you're traveling backlick road, it's closed both directions. looks like you can get off on to johnmarr drive and connect to little river turnpike if that's the way you'd like to go, or go the other way and take ravensworth. let's head over to the beltway. outer loop at 66 had construction, was blocking that right lane. still seeing some delays, but it looks like it may be in its final stages, and heading over to i-270 if you're traveling there, north and south. had a work zone setup at 80, but that looks to be gone. your travel lanes are open as you make your way from father hurley boulevard, heading southbound and northbound all the way between rockville. nice and clear. >>> decision 2012 now. president
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